This SAP Fiori lead developer has been a Cerion team member and a Turku citizen for half a year now. Nightless nights and the flexible working environment keeps him in awe.
Hello, Ekansh Saxena. Why did you decide to move from India to Finland last May?
- Some time ago I started to look for new job opportunities. I was interested in Europe, as I had traveled there before. A position was open at Cerion, and I started to analyze, what kind of place Finland would be to work and live in. All the charts Finland is topping – education, safety, work life – encouraged me to follow this path. The job interview at Cerion was the first time I travelled to Finland, and it reassured me that this would be a good place to live in.
How did your move to Finland go?
- It went quite well, although it’s not easy to move between countries, not to mention between continents. The working permit took 4 months, which was a long waiting. Setting up our life from scratch with my wife was a challenge, since I’m used to have a big family around me. But everything is going good now.
What amazed you and your wife most after moving to Turku?
- The nightless nights! Especially in the summer it was so light, it was difficult to sleep properly. Turku is such a beautiful city. We live quite near my workplace; life feels peaceful and relaxing here.
What do you do at Cerion and what are your job responsibilities?
- I’m an SAP Fiori developer, which means that I develop applications for clients. Everything from UI (user interface) to the backend covers what I do. My responsibilities also involve a bit of Project Management flavor from proposals to invoicing.
What motivates you at work?
- The overall mindset here. The working environment at Cerion is very helpful, and as a non-native I always feel that everyone wants to ensure that I have understood everything. I even got lots of help from the team when I set up my private life here, which I’m very grateful for.